Interim Design & Conservation Officer – Planning

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Interim Design & Conservation Officer – Planning
Interim Position

Walthamstow RQ605766

Posted: 13th June 2022 17:30
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • WALTHAMSTOW, London,

    E17 4JF

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Design & Conservation Officer – Planning/Regeneration

Reference no: Waltham Forest RQ605766

A Design and Conservation Officer is required to support the Place and Design Service deliver planning advice related to high quality design, conservation and heritage, and other regeneration activity.

To support senior officers and managers deliver an expert professional service area in the delivery of town planning services with regard to, architectural design, urban design, conservation, and heritage related matters, area based masterplanning and related regeneration activity.

The role holder will input into the preparation review, monitoring and implementation of Local Plan Policy, including on the local plan adoption, reviews and future submissions and associated policy functions, as well as the development of Supplementary Planning Documents as required

To contribute strategically to the development of a professional service area ensuring the delivery of the service meets all Council, professional and legislative requirements.

To provide a customer focused service compliant with relevant legislation, regulations, and policies.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Indicative Qualifications:
    1. Degree/diploma in, urban design, planning, architecture, or related subject.
    2. Eligibility for membership of RTPI, IHBC, RIBA or similar professional institute.
  2. Experience:
    1. Experience, knowledge and understanding of the National Planning Policy Framework, the London Plan and other relevant design, policy, and legislation.
    2. Substantial relevant experience of implementing urban design and related regeneration projects within a local authority, voluntary or private-sector context.
    3. Substantial experience of providing urban design and related planning advice to officers, members, planning applicants and the public.
    4. Experience of providing (or ability to provide) conservation, listed building, design and related planning advice to officers, members, planning applicants and the public.
    5. Experience of providing evidence for appeals, for example, informal hearings, public inquiries, mediation, and planning enforcement investigations.
    6. Experience of multi-disciplinary working within a local authority context
    7. Experience of public involvement and consultation on planning/masterplanning /urban design/heritage/development issues.
  3. Knowledge & Skills:
    1. Strong awareness and detailed understanding of urban design/conservation principles, policy, and practice.
    2. Thorough understanding of planning, urban design, conservation, and place shaping legislation and appreciation of related issues.
    3. Knowledge of architectural history and its application to conservation practice
    4. An in depth understanding of how services are provided in a local government context and political awareness and the issues facing local government
    5. Good understanding of regeneration issues in an urban environment
    6. Ability to deliver a strong customer focused service
  4. ICT Skills: Good ICT skills, both standard Microsoft applications and specialist systems including design-based packages


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Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Interim Design & Conservation Officer – Planning
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